Never to be contacted again

As my dear wife Karen and I walked around the beach area of Dennis Port, a certain resort caught my eye because of it’s name. I’m sure Gaslighting did not mean what it does now when the owners decided to call it such. But because of the present connotation, I had to wonder if anybody…

We had to walk on the beach in the window

Thank goodness for the cap of good and proper timing. When a little opening in the clouds came during our Cape Cod trip, away to the beach we went. Our usual public beach had its familiar sights. My dear wife Karen was happy to feel at home. No matter that she grew up on the…

We need to feel that outdoor Beach Bar

We took our Beach Bar visit on a cloudy hour on the Sunday of our Cape Cod week. It was kind of deserted, even though the outdoor bar would be closed until the following Saturday, summer hours not starting until the next week. (And when we’d be gone back to Central New York and the…

The gorgeous beach at the end of Sea Street

With our new Cape Cod week vacation stay in the Happy Cottage II on the other side of the main road that divides Dennis Port, my dear wife Karen and I have spent more time exploring the streets closure to the Atlantic Ocean. By foot and by car. One trip down the appropriately named Sea…

Let the sun shine at the public Dennis Port beach

By now, my dear wife Karen and I know exactly where to go for the public ocean beach closest to the Happy Cottage in Dennis Port. It’s a mere couple of miles down Depot Road, tucked amid the private places reserved for renters. The sign said the daily parking fee is up to $20 for…

Call it the Beach Bar, please and thank you

The second drive the mile down Depot Road to the Atlantic Ocean was not met with a shuttered establishment. The Tiki Bar was … Hold on there, enthusiastic sir! As my dear wife Karen and I practically skipped from the parking lot to the little open-air joint already packed with people on the Friday Happy…

Hello, Atlantic Ocean

My dear wife Karen and I hoped for a little Serenity Now on the stools of the Tiki Bar, high over the beach of Cape Cod, steps from the Ocean House restaurant and the resort motel it serves. That’s on our Traditions List for this annual pre-tourist-rush week in the Happy Cottage. Alas, on the…

An ocean of excitement

Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle, meet the Atlantic Ocean. Our rescue mutt was introduced to really wavy water for the first time in the fourth year of her life, when we woke up on our fifth morning not in Syracuse and decided to drive to Provincetown. Our smart dog liked the ocean more than she…

Beachy keen

The second morning my dear wife Karen and I woke up not in Syracuse, we knew the car would be headed the mile or so down the road to the Atlantic Ocean. All the car unpacking and grocery shopping and cottage settling in and other-blog-duty-movie-going and neighborhood-walking and Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle-reacclimating had been…